Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Here's the recap to date: Beta #1 - 500 - 10dp5dt, Beta #2 - 3671 - 14dp5dt
The first pregnancy scan (u/s) was initially scheduled for this Thursday, however, last night we had a bit of a scare. I went to pee and had an unpleasant surprise - light pinkish brown spotting. Needless to say, I freaked the Fuck out! Panic and worry shot through me and I was beside myself.
I had the u/s moved up and we went this afternoon for the big news. We sat in the room waiting for the RE for a good 20 minutes. OMG this was worse than the TWW. The 20 minutes felt like 20 hours. I don't think I've ever felt so much anxiety and overall nausea at one time.
The Doc started the U/S and formally introduced us to our 2 beautiful little beans. Yes! We are having TWINS!!!! They are snuggled side by side. Both are perfect in size and are measuring exactly what they should be at 5w6d :) Baby A and Baby B both presented very faint heartbeats as it is still too early but we are scheduled for out next ultrasound in 10 days. Hoping to hear the beautiful sound of our babies' hearts.
The doctor said that many women spot and I should try not to worry. Relief.
BTW, I just realized I know nothing about babies. OMG I'm having TWINS :0
Friday, June 5, 2009
After taking 3 pregnancy tests (positive) over the course of the last 2 days, I was pretty sure I was pregnant. What I needed to see now was a beta result showing me some indication of viability.
The beta was this morning. It was painless - just a simple blood draw. Around 2:30 today, the doctor called with some unexpected news. He congratulated me and said my hcg level was at 500! Yes, I said 500! Holy Shit! I feel like I just won the Gold Medal in the Beta Olympics.
Of course, with every bit of good news during this crazy process, comes the pause. I'm thrilled but then I catch myself and need to just "chill" out. It's the first of many betas to be had. I still need to get an ultra sound before I start kicking my heals. I will allow myself to feel happiness because I am over the moon about this, however, I will still be cautiously optimistic.
Thanks to everyone for all of your supportive comments.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm in complete shock! I'm over the moon. However, I feel like I need to keep cool until Friday's beta. I still can't believe that the positive pregnancy test belongs to me. It's incredible. I will post later after I've had a chance to fully absorb the fact that I'm actually.....pregnant.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
The TWW is the period from transfer to your first beta (pregnancy blood test). For many women, this period can seem like slow torture. This "survival guide" is a list of fun "to-do's" that have helped me along my waiting period. This list isn't for everyone but feel free to borrow some ideas. Good luck!
Two Week Wait (TWW) Survival Guide
Two Week Wait (TWW) Survival Guide
- Indulge in the latest teenage vampire love story phenomena - Read the “Twilight” series by Stephanie Meyer (4 book series – New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn). This should keep you busy for 2 weeks and take your mind from your reality to blood sucking fantasy.
- Rent and watch all seasons of Sex and the City or Friends. Both will make you laugh out loud.
- Make a point to get out and enjoy dinner at a restaurant you’ve been dying to try.
- Have a girl’s spa day. Bliss to the rescue!
- Dust off those cookbooks and try a few new recipes on yourself or DH.
- Bake a cake! If it’s chocolate even better ;)
- Make a playlist for your iPod of inspiring feel good songs. Personalize it for your own experience. Playlist name suggestions: Oh Baby, Come on Baby!,
- Go shoe shopping. Get lost in some of the best shoe depts. – Bloomies, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor. A pair of great heals goes a long way!
- Clean out your closet. Dig deep and toss anything you haven’t worn in the last 8 months. You may need to make room for some trendy maternity clothes ;)
- Express yourself. Keep a journal and document your feelings during this journey for baby. When I read earlier entries in my journal, I often remember an important sentiment or thought that has already been forgotten. My little red journal safe guards these precious thoughts.
- Meditate at least 20 minutes each day. You can either download an IVF mediation CD series from the internet or just download spa or nature music to your iPod. Whatever music you decide, make sure it doesn’t distract you but helps you focus and connect to your inner you and your embryo/s.